Far West Mining Ltd.
TSX : FWM

Far West Mining Ltd.

December 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Far West Plans 10,000 Metre Drill Program at the Santo Domingo Copper-Iron-Gold Project in Chile

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2009) - Far West Mining Ltd. (TSX:FWM) is pleased to announce a 10,000m drill program will commence December 15th at the Santo Domingo Project in Region lll, Chile.

Three drill rigs have been mobilized to accomplish the program. Two diamond drill rigs and one RC drill rig will be employed to complete twenty diamond core holes for a total of 7,600m and eleven RC holes for a total of 2,750m. The program is designed for the following purposes:

  • Provide material for metallurgical variability test work such as grinding indices, and copper-gold-iron recovery.
  • Tighten the drill spacing, particularly inside the initial five year starter pit.
  • Provide a comprehensive dataset for specific gravity.
  • Expand the limits of mineralization.
  • Improve the understanding of the structural framework.

The metallurgical test work will provide additional data for the principal ore types at Santo Domingo and will enable a new pre-feasibility study at a higher confidence level than previous studies. The drill program is expected to complete in February and will be expanded as necessary.

The in-house qualified person responsible for the project is Richard Zimmer, P.Eng., Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of the Company who has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

Far West Mining Ltd. is an international mineral exploration company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties. The Company has current operations in Chile and Australia.

FAR WEST MINING LTD.

Richard N. Zimmer, P.Eng., President and C.E.O.

For further information investors should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com or contact Richard Zimmer at (604) 602-9144 or info@farwestmining.com, www.farwestmining.com.

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Information inferred from the interpretation of drilling results and information concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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